McCoy announces green initiatives alongside signing bill, looks to expand ban past chains
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy signed the Food Service Waste Reduction Act into law Thursday, Dec. 12, at Bethlehem Town Hall flanked by local officials. The law bans polystyrene foam food containers and requires such businesses using disposable food service ware to use a “suitable, alternative product” that is compostable or biodegradable.
CarFit helps older drivers stay safe behind the wheel
CarFit volunteers converged at Westmere Fire Department on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to make seniors aware about vehicle safety equipment and to fit cars to each individual. Information is given to enhance driver safety, too, along with recommending certain items that can be purchased to make driving safer.
The Colonie Police Department has released photos of a suspect and vehicle wanted in connection with the theft of a package off the doorstep of a Boght Road residence.
Community group to host annual Victorian celebration
The village will be transformed into a festive hot spot during Altamont Community Tradition’s 12th annual Victorian Holidays Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 15, from noon to 6 p.m.
Now that the Suburban Council season is in full swing, we want to know which girls basketball team you believe will be the best overall in the league.
McCoy holds public hearing on proposed law, most residents urge approval
Leading supermarket chains voiced qualms over the Albany County Legislature’s recently adopted Food Service Waste Reduction Act, but not over the most contentious proposal banning Styrofoam containers.
Colonie police arrested John W. Halacy, 24, of Rensselaer, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in connection with a Thanksgiving Day burglary at a residence on Haswell Road.
This editorial appears in the Dec. 11 edition of Spotlight Newspapers.
Spotlight on Finance
Our financial well-being and long-term financial security has a direct relationship with the amount of risk we’re willing to assume and how we choose to transfer that risk. Long term care insurance is one way people mitigate risk later in life by providing the insured person with benefits when they can no longer perform a number of pre-defined “activities of daily living.”
Disney celebrates 100 years with skating extravaganza at Times Union Center
According to Walt Disney, anything is possible if you just believe, and that may not be far from the truth as one of the stars from Disney on Ice’s latest show to hit the Times Union Center explains.
This point of view appears in the Dec. 11 edition of Spotlight Newspapers.
Franchise trends see retirement funds tapped; semi-absent owners
More people are cashing in their retirement savings to open up a franchise business, according to consultant Frank Dunne, with more than half of clients he has placed this year tapping such funds.
Garnet Raiders win Ballston Spa Duals title; Shaker places third at Columbia Duals
The Colonie and Shaker wrestling teams made a good impression during the first invitational dual meets of the season Saturday.
Four Bison reach double figures
The Shaker boys basketball team started the 2013-14 season strongly with a 69-48 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in Friday's Suburban Council North Division game.
Malatesta and Egan tally twice to lead Jets past Monroe-Woodbury
Giovanni Malatesta and Kevin Egan each scored two goals to lift Shaker/Colonie past Monroe-Woodbury 7-3 in Saturday's non-league hockey game.
Five-goal second period propels Eagles to first win
When Andrew Carroll scored 12 seconds into the second period, it was a sign of things to come for the Bethlehem hockey team.
Party set to celebrate Rail Trail portion opening; further improvements eyed for bicyclists
Friends of the Rail Trail will celebrate the official opening of a new three-mile section running through New Scotland as efforts continue toward expanding the trail’s size and usage.
Seven individuals win races for the Blue Bison against Albany Academy
The Shaker boys swim team improved its record to 2-0 with Friday's 111-73 dual meet victory over Albany Academy in Latham.
Some shoppers seeking door-buster deals found themselves leaving with more than a bargain after parking their car in the wrong spot.
This editorial appears in the Dec. 4 edition of Spotlight Newspapers.